Lawns are not a natural condition for anywhere. Lawns are an artificial manipulation of foreign varieties of grass to grow with an abundance of resources that could be better used toward the production of leafy greens & vegetables for a healthy diet. Lawns=excessive use of water+chemicals(Pesticides, fungicides, nitrates) whereas vegetables=organic methods of cultivation with minimal impact on the environment.
Lawns are another use of grasses. In the wild, the grass needs animals to graze in order to help with proper rejuvenation/colonisation of grassy areas. Getting a goat or two, or sheep instead of pesticides and mowers might be an interesting option of protest...;)
Not only is this great use of an untapped space.You are not polluting the environment and no fumes from a mower as well!
If the reasons for it to be illegal are aesthetics I must say that, in my opinion, vegetable gardens are MUCH nicer than lawn. Anyway aesthetics rhyme with ethics.
You just can't win no matter what you do now days. The guy just wants some fresh veggies from his own garden. Who cares if its in his OWN front yard., hey it could be worse. At least he isn't growing an illegal substance!
What people do for their "grass crop" ought to be illegal. It often pollutes the air with noise and 20x worse emissions per gallon of gas than cars, and the fertilizers and pesticides exacerbate the folly. Less Lawn, More Food!
Code Enforcement should go after the house in the neighborhood with the lawn out of control not this person's well maintained vegetable garden. Dyer and Crotty should suspend this case and amend the rules allowing vegetable garden's on person's personal property. What is better 3 to 5 cars parked on a front yard or a beautiful vegetable garden?
I am supporting this 101%...thanx Red! people should have done this long time ago, plant edibles, consumables, one that will nourish your family and not your backyard.
Imagine 101%, nice of you, Cass...
:) ... naturelover ako eh ..dat includes everything on it ... (homosapiens) ... hehehe
and thanx Sani ...
I do not agree of having a Vegetable Garden in the front of your House. Why do not you have a Vegetable garden at the rear of the house? In India we never have a Vegetable garden in the front of a house and we always have it at the rear of the house.
The front Vegetable Garden will totally spoil the asthetic sense of a house.
I'm sorry but I don't appreciate the patronising tone being used here. Everybody is entitled to their opinion and it takes a very mature and tolerant individual to accept a parallel thought process that's different from theirs. Most importantly, doing courses does not develop aesthetic sense! Coming from a predominantly farming family running a full fledge organic farm in India, we don't need courses in horticulture, gardening, soils etc etc etc to understand the underpinnings and importance...
I'm sorry but I don't appreciate the patronising tone being used here. Everybody is entitled to their opinion and it takes a very mature and tolerant individual to accept a parallel thought process that's different from theirs. Most importantly, doing courses does not develop aesthetic sense! Coming from a predominantly farming family running a full fledge organic farm in India, we don't need courses in horticulture, gardening, soils etc etc etc to understand the underpinnings and importance of sustainable farming. YES patchy front ended vegetable gardens will ruin the look of a house. A back kitchen garden or even container gardens are much better and viable options.
I would rather see a vegetable garden in the front yard then junk cars and or beer bottles. I am sorry Christine, who are you to say what should be grown where? Image to uphold please, in this day and age. With all the Vacant lots and foreclosed properties? I guess I must be living in the wrong part of the world.
Deborah Mills? So some places making it against the law to grow a garden on a front yard?
I find it absurd that it should be against the law.
Note, I am not defending him, but, some places have an image to uphold. If they grew the garden in the back yard, it wouldn't be an issue. That is, if you have a decent size back yard.
what image are you talking about? - I do not care where food is coming from - is that the image
Here in the United States, some residencies have restrictions and deed limited areas. With that said, if someone has a deed in that area, and it states that the front lawn must be up kept and looking nicely. I like growing my own fruits and veggies as much as the next person, I just use areas that some people wouldn't consider an eye sore. His isn't to us, but to others, it is.